Same-Day Dental Crowns – Vero Beach, FL
Don’t Wait to
Repair Your Teeth
At many dental offices, it can take weeks to place a dental crown because the actual restoration needs to be made in a separate location. This means you’ll have to wear a temporary crown in the meantime while you wait for the more reliable permanent version that will keep your teeth safe for years to come. But at Ocean Oaks Dental Group, we can eliminate the inconvenience of this wait time thanks to same-day dental crowns in our Vero Beach, FL dental office; call us today to learn more.
Why Choose Ocean Oaks Dental Group for Same-Day Dental Crowns?
- In-House Lab with Advanced Technology
- Long-Lasting Tooth-Colored Restorations
- Highly Trained Dental Lab Technicians
How Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Made?
As with traditional crowns, the first step is to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth so that a restoration will fit. Then we will scan your mouth to create a digital impression. Our E4D system will use these scans to design the crown and create it out of porcelain. Even though they’re made in less than a day, same-day crowns are on par with normal crowns when it comes to strength and their expected lifespan.
Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns
- Less Hassle: Instead of needing to have a temporary crown placed, waiting for days or weeks for the permanent crown to arrive, and having the temporary crown removed so that the permanent one can be placed, you can get the final restoration right away over the course of a single appointment.
- Customizability: The scans will ensure that your new crown matches the shape of your teeth as well as the color of your enamel.
- Quality: You won’t have to compromise on durability to have a same-day crown made. Like other restorations, it can last for years with proper hygiene.
In-House Dental Lab
Our in-house dental lab is staffed with talented technicians who have undergone extensive training in using the latest technology to create long-lasting restorations. They’ll take your unique circumstances fully into account before moving forward with designing and creating your final restoration. All of the products we use to repair teeth are done from beginning to end right here, and our patients enjoy improved comfort and convenience as a result. Click the link below to learn more about our lab.
Same-Day Dental Crowns FAQs
The idea of having a dental crown made and placed in just one appointment can be an exciting one. You’re likely to have questions about how the process works as well as what you can do to make sure that your crown lasts as long as possible once it’s in place. Below are some common questions our patients ask about our same-day dental crowns; please reach out to us if there’s anything else you want to know.
Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Permanent?
Much like their traditional counterparts, same-day crowns are only expected to last for so long. Their lifespan can be anywhere between 5 to 15 years. You can get more mileage out of your crown by taking excellent care of it; make sure that you’re practicing good oral hygiene every day, and don’t forget to wear a mouthguard to protect your restoration (and the rest of your smile) when playing sports.
Even though the actual crown isn’t permanent, placing it is an irreversible procedure that involves removing enamel from your tooth. Enamel doesn’t have any living cells, so it can’t grow back; as such, once the procedure is complete, the tooth will always need to be covered with a restoration.
How Will You Know When a Dental Crown Needs to Be Replaced?
It’s ultimately up to your dentist to decide whether or not it’s time to replace a crown. Some warning signs that it’s time to get a new restoration might include:
- Pain in the tooth under the crown, which might be due to untreated decay.
- An unstable or loose crown.
- Chips and stains that are having a negative impact on your self-confidence.
- Cloasure & Protection – As a wrap-up for the surgery, we’ll close your gum incision and put a protective cap over the post.
Call us immediately if you think your crown is close to the end of its lifespan.
Do Same-Day Dental Crowns Feel Natural?
It will take a little bit of time to get used to the presence of a crown in your mouth, but many people find that it starts to feel more and more natural after just a few days of use. The crown will be very carefully customized so that it fits as comfortably as possible in your mouth. If you run your tongue across your teeth, the crown might feel slightly different due to the material it’s made of, but aside from that, it generally shouldn’t be noticeable. Some patients even temporarily forget that they even have crowns.
Can Same-Day Dental Crowns Be Whitened?
It can be tempting to try and remove stains from your crown with a whitening procedure, but this is not a viable option. Tooth enamel has small openings that allow bleaching gels to enter and remove staining particles; the materials used to make dental crowns have no such openings and thus cannot be whitened the same way. As such, when there’s a stain on your crown, the only option for getting rid of it is to replace the restoration altogether.